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February 25, 2009

Matthews "Explains" Oh God Remark
Whoah: Another Indian Racial Crack; Says GOP "Outsourced" Rebuttal to Jindal

Um... okay.


I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, this winding staircase looming there, the odd anti-bellum look of the scene. Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room?

Yes, and Obama's stagecraft at the convention -- the Roman columns, the faux White House set -- produced a lot of "Oh, Gods" among conservatives but most conservative commentators were able to keep from saying so at the event.

And if they'd hadn't-- it would have been bias of the highest order.

All of these rebuttals are badly staged -- what was that horrorshow with two Democrats sitting on easy chairs as if having tea a few years' back? -- but it's Chrissy's partisanship that makes him bubble up these expressions of disgust while on-mic.


"Outsourced"?: Allah guesses it's innocent but I think that's bullshit. The joke is obvious and direct.

He's an Indian -- it's outsourced.

Now, whether or not this is racist is up for debate. But it's not innocent. It's intentional and his idea of wit.

Racist? Probably not. But yeah, this joke wouldn't occur to him were this a Democrat, and if it were said by someone else of a Democrat, he'd be screaming about it.







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